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Cinco De Mayo Recapped on Seis De Mayo

Thumbnail image for cch.jpgFor many Americans, the holiday of “Cinco De Mayo” is nothing more than an excuse to go drinking at Mexican restaurants. It’s like St. Patrick’s Day with tequila instead of Guinness. 

That’s all well and good, but what’s well and better is the opportunity to celebrate Cinco De Mayo in a different way. That’s exactly what the Corpus Christi Hooks offered their fans last night, as the club staged a “Mariachi Madness” Cinco De Mayo celebration.

Here’s the rundown, courtesy of Hooks promotions coordinator Seamus Gallivan:

“Our resident mariachi band, Mariachi Espuelas,
will play their regular pre-game set in the concourse, then perform the
National Anthem, then be featured throughout the ballpark as part of in-game
promotions. They’ll play chase music on the field at the finish line of the
Hog Race and serenade couples during the Kiss Cam, all closing out with
their rousing rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” in which they always
finish by shouting, “Viva Los Hooks!”

Here’s a shot of Mariachi Espuelas in action atop the dugout:

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According to Gallivan, the highlight of the night was the band’s rendition of the National Anthem.

“They considered it a real honor to be asked to do it, and came up with an intricate and layered arrangement,” he said. “It was very stirring, creating goosebumps on top of goosebumps…It was the best anthem performance we’ve had this season, and one of the best I’ve ever seen.”

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The evening took on a decidedly goofier turn as the game progressed. Here, mascot Rusty Hook engages in a showdown:

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Finally, there was an appearance by the mischeivious wrestling duo Luchadores de Lucha Libre (in reality, two Hooks interns) Their primary goal was to wreak havoc on the mascot race, but they ended up doing far more.

“They stuck around to throw out t-shirts and do the dizzy bat race, and after the game they were standing by the gates wishing people goodnight,” said Gallivan. “We couldn’t get them out of those costumes.”

And who could blame them?

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So there you have it, folks — Cinco De Mayo done right.

What’s been going on in your neck of the woods? Send me an email, okay?

benjamin.hill@mlb.com

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